Can Anyone Help with an Armenian Song?

We received this email:

There’s a traditional Armenian children’s song that goes "ts’nguluh m’nguluh tseev tseev…"

It’s sung to children while pinching the top of the hand like a bird holding the hand with its feet. Any idea what this song is?

Thanks so much.

If anyone can help with this song, please comment below.


Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Can Anyone Help with an Armenian Song?”

  1. Jenny Says:

    Is it too late to answer this? Taline sings Dzenkele Menkele ( ) which is a great song, but the “pinching the top of the hands” poem that I know is “Dzeev dzeev madnotseeg, sev akravuh puhrnetseen, yooghov meghrov dapgetseen, sanna mayreen gertsootseen.” So,it’s something like, “They caught the black crow, fried it with oil and honey, and fed it to the mother-in-law.” I’m not sure what the significance is but there must be some story behind it.

  2. Lynn kazarian Says:

    Looking for nursery rhyme you cross baby’s feet and say aveeseeg veesig versing
    Cara bes

    About a Fox

    Then wee wee wee
    Lynn Kazarian. Sorry about spelling

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